Monthly Archives: October 2009

Seattle’s Best Coffee

The coffee shop inside the Borders Bookstore is filled with people whose ages range from college student age to retirement age.  A few people lean their elbows on the table, sipping coffee and flipping through books that they have pulled … Continue reading

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Coffee, Bad Movies, and Goatsuckers in the Whit

It’ 5:45 p.m. and the Wandering Goat Coffee Company is mellow. There’re 13 customers in the 36 chairs, seated around nine black tables with their noses buried in books, honing their myopia in preparation for midterms. The café is warm … Continue reading

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ALLANN BROS COFFEE – The Beanery

The Beanery Coffee shop, place for the local people to enjoy a cup of coffee in the afternoon. Not just enjoy the coffee; people are play board games, using computer, study with classmates and reading newspapers in the store. The … Continue reading

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A Sweet Story

It’s 2 p.m. and almost the end of October.  The leaves remaining in the trees have turned bright shades of orange and red, but most now line the streets.  The sun is hidden behind a shield of dark gray clouds. … Continue reading

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The Beanery

The car screeches up into the lonely parking spot, conveniently placed in front of Eugene’s “Boardgame” store. “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Apples to Apples” stare out the window, as the neighboring shop’s door swings open. A whiff of cinnamon rolls … Continue reading

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One Hour of the Sweet Life

Upon entering Sweet Life Patisserie one’s senses are immediately bombarded with a plethora of colors, sounds, smells, textures, and eventually tastes.  Peering at you from behind glass are beautifully decorated treats of all kinds, just begging customers to free them … Continue reading

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A second chance, or a chance for a field day?

I just read an article about how Jayson Blair, the former New York Times reporter who (understandably) resigned from his post after it was discovered that he had made up parts of his stories on the Washington, DC sniper of … Continue reading

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Life in Cal Young

Megan and I set out to get a tour ourselves, since the neighborhood chair never got back to us about setting up an “official” one. This wasn’t incredibly easy, because the locals were busy doing their own thing, and we … Continue reading

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Cal Young Local Issues

While we were unable to get an actual walk-through tour of our neighborhood, Alayna and I were able to get out and talk to a number of people who live and work in the Cal Young area and get their … Continue reading

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The Beauty Within the Whiteaker District

The trail through the streets and alleyways of Whiteaker tell a story of the people who live in the area.  As the scenes of front yards and businesses speak out with their artistic styles, I am left in awe of … Continue reading

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